The most recent gun buyback was held in Passaic County last weekend, where 853 weapons were collected.
A total of 1,307 guns were collected this weekend at a gun buyback event in Bergen County, N.J.
The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office joined local police departments for a gun buyback at several churches throughout the county this weekend.
The NYPD has launched what commissioner Ray Kelly has called a gun buyback program with a twist. Over the weekend, a buyback held at the Christian Cultural Center in Brooklyn took in 115 weapons that are no longer on the streets.
A gun buyback in Brooklyn sponsored by the NYPD held on Saturday netted 115 weapons, including an assault rifle.
Suffolk County was set to hold a gun buyback Saturday afternoon, and officials urged those in possession of illegal firearms to bring them in.
That brings the total number of guns collected to 7,000 since December.
The buyback, which began on Saturday, has already netted 40 handguns, 38 long guns and an AK-47, according to police.
Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa announced Tuesday that the state spent $242,225 in criminal forfeiture funds to buy back firearms.
One of the largest gun buybacks in Nassau County history was held Saturday morning, and police believe the large turnout had to do with the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Newtown, Conn.
After a number of successful guns for cash exchanges in New Jersey, another gun buyback is taking place today and Saturday in Essex County.
The firearms were turned in at the Church of the Open Door; in all fifty-six revolvers, thirty-four pistols, eight rifles, one assault rifle, three shotguns, and eleven other assorted weapons were surrendered.
The day after Valentine’s Day ill mark the start of a two day guns for cash exchange at six churches in Essex County.
Authorities say all the weapons obtained through the program will be destroyed.
The New Haven Register reports that police and the Injury-Free Coalition for Kids of New Haven organized the gun buyback on Saturday, collecting 63 guns of all makes and models.
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